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Thursday, 28 June 2012

Coin found near Salisbury fetches £9,300 at Spink auction (Archive Material)

Today at auction Spink sold an extremely important Anglo-Frisian Solidus coin from ninth century England for £9,300. The Solidus was truly rare with only one other coin of this type known.  Earlier this year the coin was brought into Spink by a lady who discovered it in a field near Salisbury.  After dusting the earth from the face of the coin the lady, who wishes to remain anonymous, knew that she had tripped upon something very unusual.

The coin was purchased by anonymous bidder in the room.

25th June 2009

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